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The Liebe Project

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Stephanie Yarborough

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 10+ years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Raleigh, NC

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Raleigh, NC

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Raleigh, NC

What country is your selected Place located in?

United States of America

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.


Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It’s known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. The North Carolina State Capitol is a 19th-century Greek Revival–style building with a statue of George Washington dressed as a Roman general in its rotunda.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

food deserts and food insecurity

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

create jobs, homes, provide nutrition education, and an accessible food system for the low income households

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

addresses homelessness, food insecurity. My vision will improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

As I focus on people that go to work and yet their basic needs are not met due to low wages. It causes them to be homeless, food insecure, sick, and suffer from depression. With my vision, I have tried to address these main concerns. I am one of these people. I live within this population. This is not something I have seen passing by or saw on the news. I have lived these experiences. My desire is to bring about change first at home and then aboard. I want to be the change I seek by improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email


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